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Shear, Julia L. 1968-

Overview
Works: 4 works in 23 publications in 1 language and 351 library holdings
Genres: History  Naval history 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Julia L Shear
Polis and revolution : responding to oligarchy in classical Athens by Julia L Shear( Book )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During the turbulent last years of the fifth century BC, Athens twice suffered the overthrow of democracy and the subsequent establishment of oligarchic regimes. In an in-depth treatment of both political revolutions, Julia Shear examines how the Athenians responded to these events, at the level both of the individual and of the corporate group. Interdisciplinary in approach, this account brings epigraphical and archaeological evidence to bear on a discussion which until now has largely been based on texts. Dr Shear particularly focuses on the recreation of democracy and the city, both ritually and physically, in the aftermath of the coups and demonstrates that, whilst reconciliation after civil strife is difficult and contentious, it is also crucial for rebuilding a united society. Theories of remembering and forgetting are applied and offer a new way of understanding the dynamics in Athens at this time."
Polis and Panathenaia : the history and development of Athena's festival by Julia L Shear( )

10 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This historical investigation provides the foundation for the study's second part concerning the relationship between the Panathenaia and the Athenian topography in which it was set. It shows that celebration activated the cityscape and directly affected the development of Athens. The festival's victory and mythological themes were used repeatedly in the iconographical programs of the monuments and they linked the different venues to create a Panathenaic network encompassing the city. Studying these relationships also emphasizes the way in which human military achievements were assimilated to the divine success so that the Panathenaia also celebrated Athenian martial victory: to be an Athenian was to be successful in war and to commemorate the city's accomplishments at Athena's festival. The connections between the topography and the festivities show that, in the Roman period, the occasion continued to emphasize the city's military successes, albeit historical rather than current ones, as well as her role as an important cultural center."--Leaves vi-vii
Polis and Panathenaia : the history and development of Athena's festival by Julia L Shear( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The naval inventory inscriptions : an investigation of the fourth century Athenian navy by Julia L Shear( )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Polis and revolution : responding to oligarchy in classical Athens
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Julia L. Shear American university teacher

Julia L. Shear Amerikaans hooglerares

Shear, Julia L. 1968-

Languages
English (23)